Electric Word sells Speechmark Publis to Informa

Press Release: The directors of Electric Word plc (the “Board”) are pleased to announce the sale of the trade and certain assets of the Company’s subsidiary, Speechmark Publishing Limited (“Speechmark”), to Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Informa to acquire Penton for £1.18b

Press release: London: Informa (LSE: INF.L), (“Informa”), the international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group, has reached agreement with MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co to acquire the entire issued and outstanding capital stock of Penton, the leading independent US-based Exhibitions and Professional Information Services group for £1,180m

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Informa acquires Light Reading

London-based research and events firm Informa has acquired telecommunications industry publisher Light Reading, along with research-oriented counterpart Heavy Reading, from CEO and founder Steve Saunders. Saunders will continue at Informa for a minimum of three years, under the title of digital publisher-in-chief

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Informa announces FIME acquisition

Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division has expanded its Life Sciences portfolio with the acquisition of FIME Exhibition & Congress in Miami, Florida. Now in its 25th year, FIME serves the communities of North and South America with a primary focus on medical technology, medical products and supplies, medical services, and medical equipment

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Informa brushes up

Early gains from an ambitious growth programme sent shares up 6 per cent in Informa (INF). The business information, publishing and events giant plans to invest up to £90m to streamline, stengthen and refocus its divisions. £12m has been spent or committed to date, helping deliver a 14 per cent rise in first-half adjusted operating profit to £190m.

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Why Informa Is Putting Events at the Center of Its Media Brands

Even as events become more central revenue pillars for a lot of B2B brands, few publishers are reorganizing their media products around them. Informa is taking a big step in that direction though, merging Food Product Design into Natural Products Insider in an attempt to put forward a more unified voice to its audience, and one more closely aligned with its main trade show, SupplySide West

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